When my grandfather died a few years back, my father asked if I would like anything of his to remember him by. I asked for his overalls. My grandfather was a farmer for most of his life and wore overalls to his work. My aunts thought I was a little goofy asking for semi-worn overalls, but I knew that I would use them for a quilt. I am adding them to the circle quilt, just 10 or so. The fabric is so filled of my grandfather’s memory that I plan to save them and use them a little at a time.
In this picture, it is easy to see how different the front is from the back. The strips on the back have kind of zigzag like striped pattern. I thought about proportion of these patterned blocks to the solid ones, and I hope they don’t stick out too far. I put all of my 2 circle sets into 4 circle sets. I can’t wait to mix in the circles that my sister has for me. I decided to wait until I see her to make the sets larger so they all the different colors (now patterns) will be evenly distributed throughout the quilt. Then, I will cut some more squares and start figuring them out. In spite of being a pattern quilt, there have been a lot of design decisions and, I know, some technical challenges.
Anyway, the overalls have this great Dickies label that I won’t probably use in this quilt but I will use eventually in the right quilt.